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Bac Ha Sunday market, Hard trekking to Nam Mon and Cocly (Hotel Stay in Bac Ha town)
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Bac Ha Sunday marketTour code: SPT-BACHA03
Duration: 2 days/ 3 nights
Departure: Saturday Night from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
Grade: Medium-hard trek, 8 out of 10

Price: From USD152 / 1 person

Night 1 (Saturday Night): Take the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.

Ratraco Travel Train to Lao Cai then Bac Ha

We use Ratraco Travel train. Livitrans Express train or other train on your request.

Day 1 (Sunday): Lao Cai // Bac Ha
Early arrival in Lao Cai, on the Chinese border, you will meet your local guide and driver as soon as you check out the station, freshen up and Breakfast before taking 2 hour drive through scenic countryside and then uphill to Bac Ha town at the elevation about 800m above sea level.

Check in your hotel, take a quick shower and heading to the market place which is at its best time, crowded with tribal people includes H'mong, Zao, Tay and Phu La. At the market, the Flower H'mong is majority in number and the most eyed catching due to their colorful embroidered costumes.

After hours wandering around the market, being excited with the festive atmosphere, taking hundreds of pictures, you may wish to slow down and drop in one the finest restaurant to sample local dishes, taste some corn wine.

The market ends in the afternoon and you will follow locals along the way back to Pho Village of the Tay and Flower H'mong, located in a fantastic valley for a discovery of the village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included
  • Accommodation: Hotel Sao Mai in Bac Ha Town

Bac Ha Sunday Market

 The Flower H'mong is majority in number and the most eyed catching due to their colorful embroidered costumes. 

Day 2: Nam Mon // Coc Ly Market // Bao Nhai // Lao Cai.
After breakfast, going on foot from Nam Mon down to Coc Ly market. You will go by some villages of Nung, H'Mong, Dao on your way. After going market and having lunch, you will have a boat trip on Chay river to Bao Nhai. This boat trip takes you around more than 1 hours. You can visit Fairy cave and the villages along the riversides on the way.

Then our bus will pick you up at Bao Nhai to Lao Cai Railway Station.( If you want before you up to the train, our guide will rent one room for you to relax and having a bath).

  • Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own
  • Accommodation: Overnight train back to Hanoi

Hmong lady going to Bac Ha market

HMong Lady eager to the Sunday Market

Tour Price per person in US Dollars: Basing on a private tour

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  • Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi, transfer by a private car to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin.
  • Soft sleeper 4 berth cabin on Livitrans or Ratraco to/from Laocai.
  • Hotel Sao Mai in the centre of Bac Ha
  • Fluent English speaking tour guide
  • Transfer by a private car by the tour itinerary.
  • Meals as specified (2 breafasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner).
  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
  • Services charges and all government taxes.


  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Services not clearly mentioned above.

Packing list:

Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat.


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